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Athena - Promoting an Inclusive and Equitable Climate for Women

Athena is a University of Idaho association of staff and faculty committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable climate for women.

Membership Benefits

  • Opportunities to expand professional network to share mutual workplace concerns and interests.
  • Workshops, conferences and other professional development opportunities.
  • An organizational structure and board to advocate for their workplace needs and concerns.
  • Scholarship opportunities to support the educational efforts of campus women who share our commitment to gender equity and who have financial need.

2019-20 Initiatives

  • Mentorship
  • Parental Leave Policies
  • Building Community

Suggest an Initiative

Athena offers the opportunity for professional women at our institution to suggest topics for discussion and potential work group initiatives. Please email the Athena Board at athenaboard@uidaho.edu, and someone will follow up with you directly for more information.

Become a Member

Membership is open to all currently employed and retired U of I staff, faculty and administrators who share a commitment to equality.

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Support Athena

Help Athena provide professional development opportunities and programming to support women at the University of Idaho. 

Give to Athena

Nominate a Woman of the Year

Honoring women on campus who contribute to our mission of promoting an inclusive and equitable climate on campus.

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Women's Leadership Conference

All women in higher education — students, staff and faculty — are invited to celebrate our differences and create an empowered campus community.

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Athena Events

Explore learning opportunities, leadership conferences, socials and other diversity events on campus.

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